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Hack 12. Design with Custom Fonts Using Web Fonts

Your web page doesn’t have to settle for those plain old “web-safe” fonts anymore. Freshen up your designs with CSS3 web fonts.

Web fonts aren’t actually a new concept for CSS. They were originally proposed for CSS version 2.1, but they were dropped before the spec was finalized. Oddly enough, one browser maker did implement the feature early on, and surprisingly, it was Internet Explorer. IE has supported web fonts since IE version 5 back in 1999. However, like most features developed for the Web in the 1990s, web fonts were implemented in a proprietary fashion, only supporting one type of font. IE 5 supported the EOT (Embedded OpenType) font, which was never adopted by other browser makers. Thus, web fonts went the way of the Jedi until their rebirth in CSS3.


  

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